Set in Los Angeles in 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, A SINGLE MAN is the story of George Falconer, a 52 year old British college professor (Firth) who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim (Goode). George dwells on the past and cannot see his future as we follow him through a single day, where a series of events and encounters, ultimately leads him to decide if there is a meaning to life after Jim. George is consoled by his closest friend Charley (Moore), a 48-year-old beauty who is wrestling with her own questions about the future. A young student of George’s, Kenny (Hoult), who is coming to terms with his true nature, senses a kindred spirit in George and pursues his attentions.
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A Single Man is exciting, emotionally alive filmmaking, a potent cocktail of style and substance. And Firth thoroughly deserves the Oscar.